The battle for supremacy between rival cult groups, Black Axe and KKK, in Calabar, Cross River State, escalated weekend as one of the cult leaders was reportedly butchered.
It was gathered that the cult leader, popularly known as Daniel One, D1, killed Saturday night in Calabar, was reportedly butchered close to his home by Fenton streets, Calabar South area of the state capital.
A source disclosed that Daniel was a councillorship candidate of one of the parties in Ward 8 at the suspended Cross River council poll which was scheduled for the last week of March.
“He was the leader of the Black Axe or Brothers Across Nigeria in the area which has been fighting with KKK for some years now”.
Our source said he was trailed by three persons in a tricycle as he was returning home at about 8.00 pm and butchered with machetes
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“His assailants ensured he died on the spot before zooming off which has been the tradition of cult groups in the city of late to avoid him surviving and coming after then,”
DSP Irene Ugbo, the Cross River State Police Command spokesman said no arrest has been made.
“Our anti cultism team is aware of the incident and investigations are in progress.